Wednesday, August 21, 2013


There are a lot of fans of the Bayeux Tapestry who read Blog so I thought I would post a quick article about the Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers and a film that shows off Henry VIII's tapestries.  The Apocalypse Tapestry is just that--it shows the Apocalypse arriving on Earth in unforgettable monsters and devils.  I wish I knew more about the allegories these things represent.  There is a bit of French narration but not much if you watch the video.

Henry VIII's ten tapestries that tell the story of Abraham are still in Hampton Palace.  The first link is an introduction and the second link shows one being cleaned.

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Unknown said...

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. However, it can also be woven on a floor loom as well. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads, those running parallel to the length called the warp and those parallel to the width called the weft. The warp threads are set up under tension on a loom, and the weft thread is passed back and forth across part or all of the warps.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

True, Rachel, but British needlepointers call needlepoint "tapestry" which can be quite confusing if you aren't paying attention. There is also a fairly large group of needlepointers who are very interested in traditional textile arts, so this posting is really for them. We know the difference, even if our words don't really reflect that well. Communication is, after all, difficult!

Jane, waving from CH